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£1,000 reward for video footage taken before aspiring pilot died outside Vauxhall bar

The family of an aspiring pilot who died after he was restrained by nightclub bouncers have appealed to a woman who filmed what happened to come forward.

30-year-old Adam Hird died in hospital two days after the confrontation outside the No.65 bar in Vauxhall early on Sunday, June 15.

Adam Hird Credit: Metropolitan Police

Scotland Yard said a tall, slim, blonde woman in her 20s, who was wearing shorts and had her hair in a ponytail, filmed what happened on a "flip phone".

We understand that a young blonde woman and possibly others may have recorded the incident on their cell phones.

We sincerely ask that anyone who witnessed or recorded the incident please contact the police so we can secure the footage.

We wish to offer a reward of £1,000 to anyone who provides video footage of the incident.

– Hird family statement
Adam Hird Credit: Metropolitan Police

Adam Hird, a keen traveller, from Epping, was engaged and had hoped to become a father.

Adam was full of life, he was kind, gentle and funny and the youngest member of our close family. He was always trying something new and he had recently returned from a Buddhist meditation retreat and was learning to play the guitar.

Adam was a qualified private pilot and loved to fly, he was just finishing his aerobatic qualification and hoped one day to be a commercial pilot. He was engaged to be married and had hopes of becoming a Dad.

He loved traveling and new experiences and had visited some of the most far flung and often dangerous countries around the world and we often worried about him when he was away.

We never imagined that this could happen, right here, so close to where we live, where he should have been safe. We are deeply shocked and distraught at what has happened to Adam.

Adam Hird Credit: Metropolitan Police

Obviously I am very keen to secure any footage of the incident as it could be very important to this investigation. I would like to reassure this woman that she is not in any trouble and that she can contact the police with the confidence that she will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.

Witnesses can call police on 020 8721 4054, or to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.